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  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This is the front cover of a Christmas card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, though he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The interior of the card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128401. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1968
    White House Calligraphy Office
    south view
    print
    holidays
    South Lawn
    Christmas
    Washington Monument
    Jefferson Memorial
    This is the illustrated side of a holiday card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1968. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the South Grounds as seen from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument visible in the distance. The card includes a note from the presidential couple, declaring "appreciation" and "warmest wishes" for "all the years ahead." The Johnson's 1968 holiday card marked both the passing of the holiday season as well as the end of the Johnson administration, with the inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon the following month. To see the full card, see 1128399. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    Christmas
    holidays
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    print
    This is the interior of a Christmas card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, though he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128401. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1966
    White House Calligraphy Office
    Christmas
    North Drive
    North Portico
    holidays
    north view
    print
    North Grounds
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1966. This was Haller's first Christmas at the White House, though he was to remain as executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the North Portico, festively decorated for the holidays. The opposite side of the card includes a description of the American Elm tree featured in the illustration, which was planted by President Woodrow Wilson in December 1913. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128398. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This is the back of a Christmas card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, where he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128401. This letter is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1968
    White House Calligraphy Office
    letter
    holidays
    document
    Christmas
    This holiday card was presented from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller in December 1968. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the South Grounds as seen from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument featured in the background. The card includes a note from the presidential couple, declaring "appreciation" and "warmest wishes" for "all the years ahead." President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated in January 1969, so the Johnson's 1968 holiday card reflects on both the passing of the season as well as the conclusion of the presidential administration. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1966
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    document
    Christmas
    letter
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1966. This was Haller's first Christmas working at the White House, where he was to remain as executive chef until 1987. The card includes a description of an American Elm tree, which was planted near the North Portico by President Woodrow Wilson in December 1913. The opposite side of the card includes an illustration by Robert Laessig of a festively decorated North Portico. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128398. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, where he was to remain as executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1968
    White House Calligraphy Office
    document
    letter
    Christmas
    holidays
    This is the message side of a holiday card presented from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller in December 1968. President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated in January 1969, so the Johnson's 1968 holiday card reflects on both the passing of the season as well as the conclusion of the presidential administration. The opposite side of the card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the South Grounds as seen from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument in the background. To see the complete card, see 1128399. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1966
    White House Calligraphy Office
    Christmas
    holidays
    document
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1966. This was Haller's first Christmas at the White House, where he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of a festively decorated North Portico. The opposite side of the card includes a description of the American Elm tree featured in the illustration, which was planted by President Woodrow Wilson in December 1913. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • President and Mrs. Nixon at Tricia's Wedding
    Oliver F. Atkins
    wedding
    music
    military
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    In this photograph, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon walk with the departing processional following their daughter Tricia's wedding in the Rose Garden on June 12, 1971. Approximately 400 guests watched the first daughter marry law student Edward Cox in the Rose Garden. This was the first outdoor wedding ceremony ever held at the White House. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    This cake was created for the wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson to Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. They were the 15th couple to be married at the White House. The cake is pictured on display in the East Room. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller oversaw the catering for the wedding reception, which, like the ceremony itself, was held in the East Room of the White House. The cake was designed by pastry chef Clement Maggia of the Greenbriar Hotel, and decorated by pastry chef Eric Crane of the Greenbriar Hotel on the day of the wedding. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, serving five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson and Charles Robb Wed in the East Room
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    First Family
    East Room
    military
    In this photograph, taken December 9, 1967, newlyweds Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Capt. Charles S. Robb take their first steps together as man and wife following their wedding ceremony in the East Room of the White House. The ceremony was officiated by the Right Reverend Gerald Nicholas McAllister. This was the 15th wedding held at the White House. The couple enjoyed their wedding cake in the same room where they were married. During the ceremony, the cake was hidden behind a screen, which was removed when guests returned to the East Room for champagne, cake, and dancing. Fellow White House bride Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who married in 1906, was among the approximately 500 guests who attended the wedding. The bride's parents, President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, can be seen watching proudly on the left side of this photograph. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw the food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    This photograph shows the top three layers and the cake topper of the wedding cake created for Tricia Nixon's reception on June 12, 1971. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. The cake was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté, who also created the wedding cake for then-first daughter Luci Baines Johnson in 1966. Measuring at nearly a foot tall, the cake topper was modeled after the altar in the White House Rose Garden, where Tricia Nixon exchanged vows with her husband-to-be, Edward Cox. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White Hosue from 1966-1987, and also oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of first daughter Lynda Bird Johnson.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Party
    Oliver F. Atkins
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    wedding
    First Family
    In this photograph, newlyweds Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox join family members and their wedding party in the Blue Room. Tricia's parents, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon stand near Tricia, along with their younger daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, overseeing the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Luci Johnson and Patrick Nugent on their Wedding Day
    Unknown
    wedding
    press
    First Family
    In this photograph, members of the press eagerly record first daughter Luci Baines Johnson and Patrick Nugent on their wedding day, August 6, 1966. The couple was married at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and enjoyed a reception at the White House. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Chef Haller oversaw the food preparations for Johnson's wedding reception as well as the receptions for first daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Tricia Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Karl Schumacher
    wedding
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    This photograph shows the approximately seven-foot-tall, seven-layer Lady Baltimore wedding cake created for the wedding of first daughter Tricia Nixon to Edward Cox on June 12, 1971. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. The cake was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté. Instead of traditional bride and groom figures, the wedding cake was topped with a pulled sugar structure modeled after the altar in the Rose Garden, where the couple exchanged vows. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Maurice Bonté with Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    This photograph, taken June 12, 1971, shows New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté (right) in the process of assembling first daughter Tricia Nixon's wedding cake. The bottom layer of the cake measured five feet in diameter and was baked as eight segments in specially designed cake pans; in this photograph, only some of the segments have been pieced together. The pulled-sugar cake topper was modeled after the altar in the Rose Garden, where Nixon wed Edward Cox. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, overseeing the food preparations for the White House Wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Johnson Family in the Rose Garden
    Unknown
    South Grounds
    First Family
    Rose Garden
    In this photograph, likely taken in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson stands with his growing family in the Rose Garden. From left: First Lady Lady Bird Johnson; the Johnson's eldest daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson; President Johnson; the Johnson's younger daughter, Luci Baines Johnson, holding her newborn son, Patrick Lyndon; and Patrick Nugent, Luci's husband. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as the White House Executive Chef from 1966-1987, during the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Chef Henry Haller oversaw the food preparations for the wedding receptions of Luci Baines Johnson in 1966 and Lynda Bird Johnson in 1967.
  • White House Chefs with Flowerpot Sundaes
    Unknown
    staff
    Kitchen
    Ground Floor
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken May 1, 1967, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller, right, and pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat admire Meringue-topped Flowerpot Sundaes, a dessert enjoyed by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and her daughters. Both Luci and Lynda Johnson served flowerpot sundaes at their bridesmaids parties, and Mrs. Johnson featured the dessert at her Beautification Luncheons, which she hosted regularly in the Family Dining Room. The dessert incorporated sponge cake, ice cream, and meringue in clean clay flowerpots. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    This cake was created for the wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson and Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. White House pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat was originally recruited to design the cake, but was prevented from taking ownership of the project due to illness. The cake was predominately designed by Clement Maggia, a renowned pastry chef from the Greenbriar Hotel in West Virginia. However, Maggia suddenly died of a heart attack three days before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, the 6-foot-tall cake was ultimately assembled by Eric Crane, another pastry chef from the Greenbriar Hotel. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • President and Mrs. Johnson on the Truman Balcony
    Unknown
    Truman Balcony
    Washington Monument
    In this photograph, President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson share a tender moment on the second floor balcony of the South Portico. The balcony is commonly known as the "Truman Balcony," as it was added during the White House renovations overseen by President Harry S. Truman from 1948 to 1952. In this photograph, the Washington Monument appears prominently in the background. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, catering to five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • Chefs with Luci Johnson's Wedding Cake in the East Room
    Unknown
    wedding
    staff
    Ground Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken August 6, 1966, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller, New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté, and White House pastry chef Ferdinant Louvat stand proudly next to Luci Baines Johnson's wedding cake. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Louvat designed the cake, while Bonté decorated the cake with delicate archways and 60 handmade flowers made from granulated sugar. As the seven-layer cake weighed approximately 300 pounds, it was assembled in the East Room on the day of the wedding reception. Layers of cake were wheeled up to the East Room from the White House Kitchen on movable tables, where it was assembled, frosted, and decorated by Haller, Bonté, and Louvat. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. He oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of three first daughters: Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Chefs Louvat and Bonté Assemble Luci Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    staff
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken August 6, 1966, White House Pastry Chef Ferdinand Louvat and New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté assemble first daughter Luci Baines Johnson's wedding cake prior to her reception in the East Room of the White House. Louvat designed the cake, while Bonté decorated the cake with delicate archways and 60 handmade flowers made from granulated sugar. As the total cake weighed 300-pounds, layers of the cake were wheeled to the East Room on movable tables, where the cake was assembled, frosted, and decorated. Johnson, the youngest daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, wed Patrick Nugent on August 6, 1966 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Haller also oversaw the food preparations for the wedding receptions of first daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Tricia Nixon.
  • Chefs Assemble Luci Johnson's Wedding Cake in the East Room
    Unknown
    wedding
    staff
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken August 6, 1966, White House pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat and New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté assemble first daughter Luci Baines Johnson's wedding cake prior to her reception in the East Room of the White House. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Louvat designed the cake, while Bonté decorated it with delicate archways and 60 handmade flowers made from granulated sugar. As the total cake weighed 300-pounds, layers of the cake were wheeled to the East Room on movable tables, where it was assembled, frosted, and decorated. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Haller oversaw the food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.